AROS Application Packages are presently only a basis for "per application" management.
It is the AROS Devs intentions to be able to provide a proper package file for installing/updating/distributing software at some time in the future of AROS.
Environment Variable Settings
Installed Packages have an Environment variable in ENV:SYS/Packages which points to the location in which they are installed.
AROSTCP's env variable is ENV:SYS/Packages/AROSTCP and contains "SYS:Extras/Networking/Stacks/AROSTCP" by default - the normal install location from the AROS ISO.
Other Packages should use the same convention for their environment variables - ENV:SYS/Packages/<Package Name>
Package Control Files
Inside the drawer the package is installed to you will find a script ("s/") folder.
This contains scripts which are used to perform startup/cleanup functions for packages.
currently there are the following files
- This script is run during boot to perform actions necessary to make the package available for use.
- It may perform normal script operations just as code that gets inserted into startup-sequence/user-startup however it is easier to control its use on a package basis if done using these scripts.
- This script is used to close down a package completely. It should undo all things performed in PackageStartup if necessary